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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Editorial Board of Developmental and Adolescent Health Journal evaluates the works submitted for publication based on scientific innovation, quality and instructions to the Authors. Reviewing process is blind and involves two external reviewers, who are selected by the Editorial Board. Changes in the text (revisions) may be requested from the corresponding authors, in order for the respective study to be published in the journal in an improved form. The Editorial Board also reserves the right to intervene and improve articles on grammar, syntax and formatting.

  • Type of papers

Developmental and Adolescent Health publishes:

1) Original research works.

Length: 2500-3000 words, maximum 40 references.

2) Reviews.

Length: 3000 words, maximum 50 references.

3) Brief Reviews.

Length: 1500-2000 words, maximum 30 references.

4) Case reports.

Length: 1500-2000 words, maximum 30 references.

5) Editorial Articles.

They have an informative character regarding current issues and latest developments in Developmental and Adolescent Health.

  • Cover Letter

The submitted articles must be accompanied by a cover letter in which the corresponding author declares that:

  1. a) The submitted manuscript complies with the journal’s instructions
  2. b) The content of the submitted manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere,
  3. c) All authors participated substantially in all phases and are in agreement with the content of the manuscript.
  4. d) If there is any financial support or conflict of interest.

Clinical trials should be accompanied by a written statement from the authors that informed consent of the participants has been obtained according to the Declaration of Helsinki (1964), with the most recent revision of 2013, as well as a statement, with the corresponding approval number from the competent Ethics Committee of the Foundation where the study was conducted. Studies in animal models should be accompanied by a written statement from the authors stating the protocol number of approval by the relevant services in accordance with applicable law.

  • Title page

The title page includes the title of the article, complete names and affiliations of all authors and the contact information of the corresponding author (address, telephone, fax, e-mail).

The title should be clear and precise and up to 15 words.

  • Abstract

All articles, except editorial articles, must be accompanied by an structured abstract (Purpose, methods, results, conclusions), which must not exceed 250 words.

  • Key Words

Below the Greek summary are five keywords in Greek, for the thematic index.

  • Main Text

Articles submitted for publication in the journal Developmental and Adolescent Health should follow the guidelines and must be structured  in subchapters. For original research papers, the subchapters are: Introduction, Material and Method, Results, Discussion. For Interesting Cases, the subchapters are: Introduction, Case report, and Discussion.

  • Acknowledgments

Add Acknowledgments if any after the end of the main text. Acknowledgements may include anyone who contributed to the study but does not meet the criteria for authorship. In this section the author(s) should list the source(s) of funding if any and conflict of interest.

  • References

Developmental and Adolescent Health uses the Vancouver Reference Style. References should be mentioned in the text in Arabic numerals, in the order in which they appear. The list of References should be included after Acknowledgments.

1) Journal Articles

When the authors are up to 6 they are all listed. If there are seven or more, list the first 6 and add et al. Journal names are listed in the abbreviated form in the style used in the Pubmed database. Example:

Tsitsika AK, Andrie EK, Psaltopoulou T, Tzavara CK, Sergentanis TN, Ntanasis-Stathopoulos I, et al. Association between problematic internet use, socio-demographic variables and obesity among European adolescents. Eur J Public Health 2016;26(4):617-622.

2) Chapter in a book:

List the name of the author(s), title, followed by In: name of editor(s), edition, place of publication, publisher, date and pages. Example:

Jameson JL, Kopp P. Principles of human genetics. In: Kasper DL, Braunwald E, Fauci AS, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, editors. Harrison’s principles of internal medicine. 16th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2005. pp. 359-379.

3) Books and Monographs

List the name of the author(s), title, edition, place of publication, publisher and date. Example:

Kasper DL, Braunwald E, Fauci AS, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL. Harrison’s principles of internal medicine. 16th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2005.

4) Online document/ Web site

World Health Organization. Adolescent health. Available from: [accessed 2020 Jan 06].

  • Figure Legends

Figure Legends are listed on a separate page, after the reference list in the order in which they appear. Example:

Figure 1. Diagrams describing the height of the participating adolescents, (a) boys, (b) girls

  • Tables

The tables are listed at the end of the text, each on a separate page. The Tables are numbered in Arabic numerals in the order they appear in the text. They include a short title above the Table, as well as an explanation of all the abbreviations as footnotes.

  • Figures

Submit figures each in a different electronic file. Acceptable formats: * ppt, * tiff, * eps, at a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Submitted figures must be original.

Original research work

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